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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 05, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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the only bonus I have ever been of
fered." '
Other employes 'said they had
never received a boijns.
One young lady, who says she gets
$10 a week, expressed what .seemed
to be the prevailing feeling through
out the Field store Thursday. "I have
always hked to work for Marshall
Field & Co.," she said. "It is a big
and beautiful .store, light and clean.
There has been a certain amount of
glory in spending my working hours
with this concern. But the Christ
mas "present", that all we workers
got was too hard an insult I used
to feel that we were all a part of this
big institution. Why should we feel
that way any more? We are simply
WORKING here for what we can get
out of it, and for what the store can
get out of us. If we ever were part
of the big Field family, we surely
have been made to feel hke a flock
of lost sheep, now."
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Like a page from the Chicago vice
commission Teport reads the story of
Sadie Weisbaum, 17, who accuses
Isaac Neuman, 191? Leland av.,
manager of the Rothschild & Co.
shipping dept The gffl had Neu
man arrested. She says that, blind
ed by his promises, she allowed him
to take her around to cabarets, get
her full of drinks and then to a room'
ih.the Hotel Morrison. Judge Fisher
yesterday transferred the case to
the court of domestic relations.
Herman Bilfik, freed from J&liet
penitentiary, is going back to Ms
wife and daughter in Cleveland to
day. Plans to start small grocery
business. Denies estrangement
from wife and daughter. 'Also de
nied yarn that he was trying to bring
about a marriage between his daugh
ter Edna and Jerry Vrzal,whose tes-
-(imony first convicted him and then
freed him when Vrzal told the ?ar-.
T don board that the police had in
structed him to testify against Billik.
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The big-department stores are said '
to be interested in the proposed or
dinance to drives "runners" from the
railroad stations. During the hear
ing now on before the license com
mittee the charge has-been frequent
ly heard that the State street stores
are peeved at the number of prospec
tive 'customers that have been
snatched from them by '"runners"
and taken to smaller places.
Yesterday Frank XJ. Loesch, coun
sel for the Pennsylvania Lines, ad
mitted under questioning from Aid.
John Toman that the State street
stores would 'be the biggest gainers
if the ordinance, should "be passed.
Itealso has been learned that if the
ordinance is passed the department
stores will send their own "runners"
to the depots in the form of buses,
which wfll grab the- money visitors
from the rural districts and hustle
them over to State street, where they
will be separated from their bank
roll. Loesch also said he heard this
was very probable.
The graft charge th&t has entered
this hearing has been taken up by.
State's Att'y Hoyne at the request of
Aid. Toman and other members of
the committee. Toman first heard
the graft story from a railroad offi
cial. This official told Toman that the
"runners" had boasted they had
raised a fund of $$000 to bribe To
man and other members of the com
mittee to kill the ordinance. The
license committee yesterday recom
mended that the "runners" be driven .""
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Basketball Scores
Bowen 41, Parker 19.
Lane 20, Englewood 5.
Marshall 30, Tilden 11.
First Nat. 30, Streator "Y" 24.
SL Vin. Lyceum 19. Devonshire IS

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